The early summer show at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery features two devoted artists whose recent works evoke the rugged beauty of Stonington and the Maine Coast.

Phil Laughlin has just brought new works to the gallery following a scouting trip to the Blue Hill Peninsula, where he was especially impressed with Stonington. Laughlin trained at the Worcester Museum Art School and began to explore modern realism as a young artist in New York City, where he studied at the Art Students League. He has lived and painted in New England since 1986. 

Bonnie LaBelle concentrates her talents on painting Downeast Maine from her home in Machias, down the coast to Acadia, Deer Isle and Stonington. She paints with the authenticity and authority of one who lives here year-round. LaBelle studied oil painting with Edward Harrigan of Rockland, who was mentored by Paul Strisik. 

This show can be seen during the entire month of June at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery on Main Street in Blue Hill. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, email [email protected] or call 207-374-5773.

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